Transdev, ZF and e.GO announce partnership for shared autonomous mobility
- Priority on passengers safety and experience
- Partners will start working together immediately
The e.GO Moove GmbH joint venture (which partners e.GO and ZF) is providing the e.GO Mover, a fully electric, connected and automated shuttle. ZF is equipping this people mover with electric drive systems, steering systems and brakes as well as ZF’s ProAI central computer (using artificial intelligence) and sensors which enable automated driving functions. Transdev, through its global Autonomous Transport System (ATS by Transdev) will provide its supervision system, connected infrastructure and client application. The partners’ integrated solution will offer the market’s best quality of service and overall passenger experience while ensuring safety of passengers, which remains the first priority of both partners.
The partners will start working together immediately to provide a fully functional solution by 2020, with priority markets in France and Germany.
“Automation, electrification and networking are critical enablers as the transport of people and goods continually increase in urban centers. With our extensive systems competence, ZF is enabling and shaping next-generation mobility,” says Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG. “Urban mobility choices like ride-hailing are one of the biggest drivers behind the development of autonomous driving.”
Yann Leriche, CEO of Transdev North America and head of Autonomous Transportation Systems, stated: “We are convinced that public transport will lead and be the first place where real autonomous services will be developed and available for the general public. This partnership with ZF and e.GO is a great opportunity to enrich our existing mobility solutions with new autonomous vehicles in order to offer the best solutions to our clients.”
Günther Schuh, CEO of e.GO Mobile AG: "With the e.GO Mover, we are developing the world's first electric minibus with full road approval. Together with our partners, we are thus making a contribution to solve the current challenges posed by urban mobility issues. In future, this will be characterized primarily by electric, locally emission-free and highly automated vehicles".
Transdev, which provides 11 million passenger trips per day, operates in 20 countries and is committed to leading the way in mobility services by using fleets of shared autonomous vehicles that meet the highest standards for safety, quality of service and customer experience. With 3.5 million passengers transported in autonomous shuttles and 1.6 million km (1 million miles) traveled across Australia, Canada, France, Netherlands and the United States, Transdev is the leader in operating shared autonomous mobility services.
As an operator and global integrator of mobility, Transdev – the mobility company – gives people the freedom to move whenever and however they choose. Transdev is proud to provide 11 million passenger trips everyday thanks to efficient, easy to use and environmentally-friendly transportation services that connect people and communities. The company’s approach is rooted in long-term partnerships with businesses and public authorities, and in the relentless pursuit of the safest and most innovative mobility solutions. Transdev has 82,000 employees in 20 countries and generated total revenues of 6.6 billion euros in 2017. For more information: www.transdev.com
About e.GO Moove
e.GO MOOVE GmbH, a joint venture of e.GO Mobile AG and Zukunfts Venture GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, was founded in 2018. e.GO Moove develops and produces people movers and robotaxis in Aachen. It´s first vehicle is the small electric city bus e.GO Mover that will firstly be registered and enter series production as a manually driven local public transport bus. htps://www.e-go-moove.com